I’m goING dOwN…

“sLEEP dON’T eASY….sINcE YOU’VE beEN gONE eVERYtHING gOING wRONG…lOOk WhaT YoU’VE dONE tO mE…i CaN’T STOP tHESE TEARS FROM fALLING FROM FROM MY EYES…ooH bABY…I’M GOING DOWN”

gWEN dICKEY AND mARY j. bLIGEHAVE A SONG IN COMMON THAT MANY WOMEN CAN RELATE TO…i’M gOING dOWN.  nOW I CAN ADMIT WHEN I FIRST HEARD HTIS SONG i JUST mARY j. HAD WROTE IT BECASUE i COULD FEEL THE PAIN BEHIND BEHIND HER SOULTRY NOTES.  hOWEVER IT TOOK MY FATHER TO LET ME IN ON THE SECRET THAT mS. mARY j IS THE ‘rEmaKE qUEEN OF r&b’  nOW THIS CAME AS A SHOCK TO ME AND RAISED THE QUESTION OF AUTHENTICITY.  gWEN dICKEY DIDN’T WRITE THE LYRICS BUT WHEN SHE SUNG THAT SONG MY DAD AND ANYONE ELSE THAT HEARD THOSE LYRICS FROM THAT GENRE FELT WHERE SHE WAS COMING FROM.

[YOUTUBE=http://youtube.com/watch?v=n1xprLQYjIY]

fOR ME WHEN mARY SANG THAT SONG MY WHOLE SPINE TINGLED…TEARS RAN DOWN MY EYES…JUST BECAUSE I FELT HER PAIN.  aS HER fAN I fOLLOW HER CAREER AND hER PERSONAL LIFE TO KNOW THAT HER BOYFRIEND WAS ABUSING HER AND EVERYONE AROUND HER WAS TAKING ADVANTAGE AND SHE WAS ON THE VERGE OF SUICIDE.  aS HER FAN, i KNEW th AND fELT HER WRDS BEAT AND ECHO THRU MY SOUL. 

SO WHEN THE QUESTION OF WHICH SONG OR ARTIST IS MORE AUTHENTIC, I SAY They both are in their own right.. ms rose royce may have grabbed her audience cause it was a different sound than the normal disco everybody was used to and Mary grabs her audience by singing from her soul and and opening it up so you can see what she feels.

If that ain’t Authenticity, then Tell WhaT IS??

[YOUTUBE=http://youtube.com/watch?v=OrW-x6LVThs]

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~ by phliwithoutconsciousness on May 18, 2008.

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